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Virginia health care providers sue over abortion regulations

Jun. 20, 2018 11:07 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group of women's health care providers filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn a number of Virginia's abortion regulations in light of a landmark 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The lawsuit filed in federal court challenges Virginia laws, some decades old, that restrict who can...

Federal judge again blocks Arkansas medication abortion law

Jun. 18, 2018 7:50 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday again blocked Arkansas from enforcing a law that critics say makes the state the first in the nation to effectively ban abortion pills. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker granted a 14-day temporary restraining order preventing Arkansas from enforcing the...

Texas abortion clinics sue to undo laws dating back decades

Jun. 14, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas abortion providers who won a landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 2016 that blocked a new wave of anti-abortion efforts are now using that decision to try to undo laws on the books for decades in a lawsuit filed Thursday. In suing over anti-abortion measures that stretch back 20...

Argentine Congress OKs elective abortion; now goes to Senate

Jun. 14, 2018 10:05 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The lower house of Argentina's congress on Thursday approved a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, sending the measure to the Senate. President Mauricio Macri has said he will sign the bill if it's approved. The measure has roused...

Lower house of Argentine Congress approves measure to legalize elective abortion; bill now goes to Senate

Jun. 14, 2018 8:57 AM EDT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lower house of Argentine Congress approves measure to legalize elective abortion; bill now goes to Senate.

Argentine Congress begins debate on legal elective abortion

Jun. 13, 2018 3:10 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's legislature has begun debating a measure that would allow elective abortions in the first 14 weeks of gestation. It's a debate that has sharply divided the homeland of Pope Francis. Crowds of supporters and opponents of the measure have been watching the debate on...

The Latest: Argentina looking up at towering foe Iceland

Jun. 13, 2018 2:49 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup , including the FIFA Congress vote for the 2026 hosting rights (all times local): 9:23 p.m. In theory, two-time World Cup winner Argentina really shouldn't be fearful of facing tournament rookies Iceland. But there is a bit of worry in the Argentina camp: the...

Judge asked to again halt Arkansas abortion pills law

Jun. 8, 2018 4:29 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Planned Parenthood asked a federal judge on Friday to again block an Arkansas law that restricts how abortion pills are administered, saying the restriction makes the state the first in the U.S. to effectively ban that form of abortion. Attorneys for Planned Parenthood and the...

Iowa GOP zero in on wealth of Democratic governor candidate

Jun. 8, 2018 8:13 AM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For a Republican Party that celebrates capitalism and the American dream of building wealth, the GOP's initial line of attack against the new Iowa Democratic nominee for governor appears a bit out of character. Fred Hubbell, a former life insurance executive whose family wealth...

Records: Louisiana spent over $1M defending abortion laws

Jun. 7, 2018 10:33 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has spent more than $1 million to defend its abortion restrictions against a series of lawsuits since 2014, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press through open-records requests. And it's set to spend even more. State contracts with private law firms show...